Part 2 Background Info- 1750-1800

Part 2 Background Info- 1750-1800 - the Nation Africans in...

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The Era of Independence 1750-1800 “Enlightenment” ideas question the limits of monarchy, the relative truth of religion and the application of science to understanding reality The Age of Mozart
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French and Indian War 1756-1763 England expands its dominance in the World
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Intolerable Acts and Responses Proclamation of 1763 Taxation without Representation Massacres and Tea Parties The Continental Congress
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1776 TJ rights the Declaration of Independence America wins independence with help from the French Americans tend to distrust strong government as represented by The British Parliament and English King
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Rebellion and Revolution French Revolution (1789), The Reign of Terror (1790’s) Shay’s Rebellion in the US prompts the question of a stronger government (1780’s)
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The Constitution Individual Rights and Federalism Shapes
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Unformatted text preview: the Nation Africans in America- Slavery There begins to be some changes in the prevalent attitudes towards African Americans and slavery. The spirit of liberty and the disruptions of the Revolutionary era encouraged African American men and women to choose sides -- both Patriot and Loyalist -- and fight to define what this nation would become (pbs.org) Because most Black people in America at this time had been born here, there were stronger attachments to America, and less to Africa as home While a collective cultural memory of Africa was maintained, personal and direct memories had waned. Slave parents began to give their children biblical rather than African names (pbs.org) The Indian Wars Ohio and Indiana: Frontier violence US wins decisively at Fallen Timbers...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LA 114 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.

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